And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bubbles and Baubles

Good morning stamp lovin' friends!  I hope you've been having a wonderful week.  Kody and I have been enjoying the beautiful weather by taking long, leisurely walks every of the joys of retirement! Here it is Saturday again and time for another sketch from The Sweet Stop!  I have to admit...when I first saw this very different sketch, I was a little intimidated, but the more I looked at it, the more the creative juices began to flow, so let's get started.

Creative Nugget:  For my first sample, the circles on the sketch became bubbles and this sweet Mo Manning "Bubbles Girl" fit the ticket!  After choosing some coordinating patterned papers, the bubbles were cut with various circle punches and arranged on the Echo Park designer paper. They were then embedded by running the panel through the Big Kick with the Swiss Dots folder.  This was mounted on black and a Soft Sky card base.  The sweet little girl was colored with copics.  Glossy Accents and Dew Drops gave dimension to the bubbles...Fun! Coming up with a sentiment was challenging, but I like what I found in my stash and it was added as another bubble along with a button to finish the card!

I will also be entering this card in the CMC "Anything Goes" Challenge!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Flourish Seashells (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Bubbles Girl Digi (Mo Manning)
Ink: Computer, Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko)
Paper: Pure Luxury (Gina K), Soft Sky (SU!), True Black (PTI), Springtime Paper Pad (Echo Park)
Accessories: Circle Punches (SU!), Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (ProvoKraft), Rectangle Nestie (Spellbinders), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Copic Markers E00, 04, 11, 13, 37, 39, 99;  YR21, 24;  Y15, 17;  BG0000, 10, 11;  B52;  R000, 20, 81, 83, 85;  T0, T3

For my Christmas sample, the circles became baubles and Christmas bulbs!

Card Recipe
Stamps: Christmas Puppy (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps), Fantastic Foliage (SU!)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive (Ranger)
Paper: Rustic Cream, True Black (PTI), Neenah Solar White (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Accessories: Rectangle Nestie, Holiday Tags (Spellbinders), Ornament Punch, Circle Punches (SU!), Canvas Impression Plate (PTI), Glossy Accents (Ranger), Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Gold Cord, Copic Markers YR21, 23, 24, 27;  R5;  YG91, 95, 97;  E17, 40, 41, 42;  C3, 5, 7, 9

I hope you'll take the time to visit the other Sugar Babies for more fabulous inspiration and play along with us this week at The Sweet Stop! I'd love the see what you do with the circles on the sketch!

Sugar Babies

                 Chrissy Dickinson

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful Mother's Day and a fabulous weekend!



Shannon White said...

OMGoodness Miss Cathy! These are Both just So Wonderful and creative!! Love the Fun dimension and bubbles on your first one, not to mention your Adorable, Wonderfully colored image too! And how creative are you, to make the circles Christmas tree baubles on your Christmas version! I just LOVE it! 8-)

Hope you have a Super Weekend my friend! 8-)


Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous cards Cathy. Both came out really good. Love the circle elements on the first one... from the embossed dots to the bubble! Your Christmas card is very pretty. Love the darling image all cut out! Have a fabulous Mother's Day weekend.

LeAnne said...

Both cards are super cute! The first one is my fav though...can't wait until Cassidy can blow her own bubbles!

Cynthia said...

Oh my, I had to pop over and get a closer look at the "Bubble Girl" card. Absolutely adorable design and coloring!

Lisa Lynn said...

Your cards are both so adorable. Your coloring is incredible! I just loved both of them and wanted you to know that they just popped out on the web site.

Marlena M. said...

Those dew drops are magical! I love the looks you created here.

Denise Marzec said...

Wowwwww, fantastic coloring on both!

Chrissy D said...

Girl - BOTH of these cards are just wonderful! YOur card stash must ROCK with choices! Beautiful work! Have a BLESSED work!

Chrissy D said...

Eh I mean WEEK! LOL

Janice M said...

Cathy these cards are awesome! You rocked this sketch!! LOVE the way you used the ornaments, might have to try and do something like that sometime!!! Hope you've been enjoying the nice weather we've been having.

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy these are both adorable!! I love the bubbles and your coloring is wonderful. Oh, and that puppy is so cute and I love how you used the ornaments for the sketch.